Thursday, 22 March 2012

Spring in the air

I'm finally home for Easter and I can honestly say I was ready for the break. To be back home where I can take care of myself, spend time with family and collect my thoughts over where I want to go in the future is something I have ultimately needed over the past few weeks. As soon as I came back I was straight back at my old job to earn extra money over the holidays which I honestly don't mind, as I work with such lovely people. But today was my day off, a chance to indulge in a little time for myself, and I've loved every minute of it. I woke up early to beautiful blue skies and the sun shining and decide to get out for a lovely walk before starting my day. It was inspiring to get out and finally feel the sun on my face and start to see flowers blossoming and bugs and birds flying around going about their daily business. A little walk is always a great time for me to reflect on things, and think about things that are on my mind.

Once I got back I decided to take a trip to the library and find a new book to read whilst I'm at home, (despite the fact I've got plenty of Biology related books I should be reading and plenty of notes to be looking over for revision) so I was pretty much straight back out again to the calmness and serenity of the library. I came back with The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (please do not shun me away, disgusted by the fact I am only just getting around to reading this) and already I can barely put it down to write this blog post. So since I got back from the library, I've been sat outside welcoming this early and unexpected spring sunshine, book in one hand an iced glass of lemonade in the other.

Slightly unrelated, but I've also painted my nails this afternoon. I just bought a new colour from Superdrug the other day, it's called Orange Couture by Maybelline Forever Strong Pro. I can honestly say I love it! It's a very vibrant orange, almost verging on neon, and I think it adds a strong pop of colour to my otherwise very bland I'm-not-at-work-or-doing-anything-special-today outfit! I would take a photo to show you guys but my nails are a bit of an eyesore at the moment from handling so many boxes at work, but I'm giving them daily TLC so they should be looking fairly acceptable shortly!

Is anyone else welcoming the spring sunshine? Are any of you home for Easter yet? xoxo

Saturday, 3 March 2012

I'm back, I promise

It's been over a month since I last posted on here, I'm sad that I've neglected it for so long! There has been many a time where I've come to sit and write, but nothing comes to me. Nada. Nothing interesting has happened lately, and nothing much has inspired me. I've been trying my hardest to juggle keeping on top of work at uni and looking after myself as best I can, and I've not really had anything to blog about. However, this past week I've had a breakthrough, ta daaaa! Maybe it's to do with the lighter nights that are becoming more noticeable each day, or maybe it's just a welcome change to my mood.

Earlier in the week I went out for lunch to a cute little café with my dad's girlfriend. Not for any particular reason, simply just a little treat. I think this is largely where I found my inspiration once again (in the form of beautiful food, what a surprise there) and from then on I've been itching to write a post about it. So anyway, we walked inside and were instantly greeted by friendly staff and a welcoming waft of coffee. The main focal wall of the café was a large brick wall adorned with many black and white photos of local landmarks, most of which I recognised with fond memories. We sat down and reached immediately for the extensive menu, and the dithering 'ooos' and 'ahhs' of what to choose began. Being a crazy bread lover, I order a ciabatta panini with bacon, brie and cranberry jam, served with a lovely little side salad, it was absolutely delicious! As we sat and laughed and drank tea from the tiniest cups, I could really feel the happiness washing over me. It's the little things that make such a big difference. What kind of little things make you happy? xoxo